Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July Weekend WW2 Clash

I had a little time to kill yesterday so Brett came over to play his first game of Bolt Action. Since I hadn't played the rules in a while, it turned out to be a good opportunity to freshen up on the very basics of the rules. Since the time we had to play was limited, I set forces for each side with two infantry teams and a HQ team. It was a fun little battle that gave Brett a nice introduction to the rules and he enjoyed them a lot; we even had a few units mix it up with some hand to hand combat which was fun. The intro of arty and armor to this game makes matters a little more complicated, so that is something we'll include next time.

The battle would turn out to be a unit of German Wehrmacht chasing chasing three units of the 29th ID around the board while two other Kraut units held the bombed out ruins. The tide would turn in the Fritz's favor at the end of the day.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Glory Hallelujah

I have for some time wanted to paint a unit to portray the 54th Massachusetts. I love Glory and have always admired the jobs done by Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. It's a miracle I ever got around to finishing these because the molds by Redoubt Miniatures are the worst I've ever painted and more than once in the early stages I about gave up on them. As bad as they are, I'm fairly happy with how they turned out. I'm now working on two more stands and have enough still needing primer to give me a grand total of about ten stands eventually.